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Cities with plants and greenery are one step closer to a better future

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 4th June, 2022 05:28:54 PM
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We all want a better and brighter future as inhabitants of our world. A green and sustainable earth will be required to find this better future and future generations. “As people flock to urban areas where ground

space is limited, cities with green walls and roofs and skyscraper farms offer improved health and well-being, renewable sources, reliable food supply, and relief to the environment” stated Diane Ackerman. This highlights how people are attempting to take action to improve the future. "Eco - Urbanists" is a group of people working together to develop green space and a more sustainable city. 

Green space is an important part of the earth that is often overlooked. People can benefit from green space in numerous ways, including peace of mind, a cleaner environment, improved health, and so on. Without it, we suffer from poor air quality, a polluted environment, lack of recreational opportunities, poor health, and on and on. Nature is something we cannot and will never be able to control, but it does control us. Natural disasters, hazards, and climate change are all the result of our minor activities. People contaminate the water, cut down trees, build industries, and prefer chemicals to organic products, among other things. According to research, without green space, global challenges such as pollution, climate change, and global warming will continue to escalate.

Green space is highly important to everyone because it helps to reduce and eliminate numerous diseases, as well as providing a healthy and brighter future for children.

From strengthening children's mental health and helping them have a better future to reduced early mortality, longer life expectancy, fewer mental health problems, less cardiovascular disease, improved cognitive functioning in youngsters and the elderly, and healthier infants. “Research finds that green space produces consistently positive impacts of less aggressive behavior, thus helping reduce violence. A community reading garden helps create positive effects.

There should be hundreds of thousands of reading gardens all over the country”, William Sullivan said. Many of our sources agree that parks, waterways, and the environment aid in the healing and recovery of people suffering from stress, grief, and depression.

The United Nations (UN) is attempting to transform the globe by focusing on individual countries and cities. They are attempting to make the planet more sustainable by utilizing natural resources and greenery.

By 2030, the United Nations is attempting to achieve a number of objectives, including ensuring safe, appropriate, and affordable housing with basic amenities and the development of slums, as well as sustainable human settlement planning and management in all nations. Strengthening efforts to protect and safeguard the world's cultural and natural heritage; reduce the number of deaths and people affected; provide universal access to safe, inclusive, and accessible green and public spaces; support positive economic, social, and environmental links between urban, peri-urban, and rural areas; and substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements. They are creating a better and more sustainable world by attempting to attain these targets by 2030, which will aid future generations in nourishing the ecosystem. To help achieve these objectives, our organization has raised awareness about the problem and has taken self-initiatives such as urban rooftops.

As an organization, we are taking steps to address challenges such as climate change and global warming.We're working together on a variety of projects, including sharing seeds with everyone and planting urban rooftop gardens. We are sharing development ideas with developers who are putting them into practice in their communities and developing a sustainable community. As we can't take action on this massive problem on our own, we're creating posters and sharing them with the world's future change makers to raise awareness. 



Written By:
Arshiya Zahra Khan
Grade V
The Aga Khan School, Dhaka